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May 6th, 2021 Deception Pass State Park

Large established campground run by Washington State Park. $25-45 dollars per night, ranging from walk-in sites to full RV hook-up. We spent $30 on a dry RV site in Loop A. All sites have a firering and picnic table. Many different walking trails, bathrooms, token showers, dumpsters, potable water, and RV dump. You can only buy tokens for shower when you check-in at the office. Campground is less than five minute walk to the beach. Poor cell service on ATT. Recommend reserving online through parks website.

April 30th, 2021 FidalgoBay RV Resort

This place is in wrong location - it is located at 48.48258, -122.59340

April 30th, 2021 Anacortes Marina Parking Lot

Large, free parking lot at the Anacortes Marina. Depending on where you park the signs say 72 hr or 10 day parking maximum, but no signs prohibited camping. We stayed the night with several other obvious rigs and no one seemed to have an issue. There are signs prohibiting RV and trailer parking so best suited for smaller vehicles. The Cape Sante “campground” is near this location and is basically a parking lot, but for $22 and no amenities we chose to try this free option. Credit card operated showers nearby. Good cell service on ATT.

April 30th, 2021 Rest Area

Easy access for all rigs and many spots on the truck/RV side. We stayed here one night and had no issues. Close to the dump and water so a great one-stop location.

April 29th, 2021 FidalgoBay RV Resort

Wrong coordinates. (48.4825780, -122.5934040).

Since this is an RV park they do not allow self-converter vans who do not have RVIA certified rigs! All RV parks in Skagit and Whatcom County are the same.

April 21st, 2021 Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

Stayed one night and it was free this time of year. Check-in with security when you arrive because it is a long walk from the RV parking in the back. Some rigs looked like they’ve been there awhile with fences and tarps set up outside. You can have a fire if you bring a self-contained fire ring. Only amenity is a large dumpster, but very close walk to the beach and it is quiet. Good cell service on ATT.

April 20th, 2021 Snag Lake campground

Arrived on a Tuesday and we’re the only people here all night. Only two designated drive-in sites and the rest are for walk-in/tenting. When driving in the sites are to your right and the clear area on the left is PARKING! It’s dope that this place is free, but there is a lot of garbage at the campsites. Take some with you when you leave. Pit toilets available. Good cell service on ATT.

April 19th, 2021 Beachside State Park

Showed up at around 3 PM on a Monday and had no trouble finding a spot. Sites 25 and 26 are great for vans with your slider facing the ocean and the trail to the beach is 50 ft away. We paid $13 by using our America the Beautiful pass. Potable water, garbage, and flush toilets available. No showers or dump. 1-2 bars of service on ATT.

April 18th, 2021 Shell with "free" dump station

Free dump still open. Could be a tight parking lot for big rigs.

April 18th, 2021 Quosatana Campground (National Forest)

Seven sites at this first-come, first-service campground on the Rouge River. Operated by the National Forest Service so sites are pretty affordable ($15 per night or $7.50 with an interagency pass). Potable water, garbage, pit toilets, and fire rings available. No dump, showers, electricity, or cell phone service.

April 17th, 2021 Burlington Campground

Showed up around 3 PM on a Saturday and still many spots available. $35 per night, which is expensive for what you get, but cheaper than some other campgrounds in the area. No dump and poor cell service; garbage, potable water, and coin operated showers still available. Very quiet at night even with our site backing up to the main road.

April 16th, 2021 Hwy 1: Lots of Places between Jenner & Pt. Arena

This spot and several other pullouts in this area are currently being occupied by construction equipment. Unable to stay at this one, but we went about a 1/2 mile north and found one. Very limited cell service on ATT.

April 14th, 2021 Vista Point just off Hwy 120 near Jamestown. Wonderful view.

Truly an incredible camp spot! We’ve been traveling for 1.5 years and this is one of our favorite places. Hard to believe places like this exist for free. Good cell service on ATT.

April 13th, 2021 Sequoia National Forest

Many of the roads in this area are currently closed (not sure if Covid or weather related). We went about 1/2 miles down this road and found an open spot with an established fire pit. Past this spot the road was still covered in snow. Easily accessible for all rigs. No amenities and no cell service. Beautiful and free!

April 12th, 2021 Love’s Travel Stop

Typical Love’s with typically Love’s highway noise. We felt safe staying here with several other overnighters. Easy and convenient. Good cell service on ATT.

April 11th, 2021 Crab Cooker Hot Spring

As described, the road in is rough, but all you need is high clearance and you can pick your way through it. We camped in the parking area for Crab Cooker and there is a steady stream of people coming day and night. The pools in this area are small and leave little room for social distancing or privacy. Still cool spot to check out and it is free. Very limited cell service on ATT once you get to the end of the road.

April 10th, 2021 Rest Area

Love a free dump! Just an FYI, the red spigot should never be used for drinking water!!! At this dump we watched the RV in front of us put his black water hose directly on the faucet. Stay healthy!

April 10th, 2021 Bridgeport / Travertine Hot Spring

Showed up at 6 PM on a Saturday and every hot springs pool was full of people. Nothing too crazy though and we were still able to find a spot to camp for the night. We tried the hot springs again on Sunday at 8 AM and we’re the only people there for over an hour. There is a pit toilet and garbage near the springs. Cell service on ATT was in-and-out.

April 9th, 2021 Love's Truck Stop

Easy access from I-80 and room for anysize rigs. Above average noise level, but lots of people around made us feel safer than some of the rundown rest areas nearby. Good cell service on ATT and large garbage cans. Small dog park was a big plus.

April 9th, 2021 BLM Copper Basin Trailhead

Lots of snake holes in this area. Not my scene so we moved on.

April 8th, 2021 Wild camping overlooking the Salt Flats

Easy access spot and not far off the highway. There is a small parking lot near the BLM sign that is good for any rig, but anything past this you will need higher clearance. No amenities, but good cell service, quiet, and free.

April 7th, 2021 Sheep Creek Free Camping Area

East spot for an overnight. Close to the highway and accessible for all rigs. Plenty of people here mid-week, but easy to find a spot that is semi-private. Good cell service on ATT. No amenities. Free!

April 3rd, 2021 Lots of BLM spots

Just spent four nights here in a great spot perched on top of the slick rock. Tons of other campers, but had enough privacy. Within 30 minutes to town and both national parks. Bring your own TP to the outhouses. No cell service on ATT.

April 2nd, 2021 Meadow

Stayed here again on a Friday night and finally got to experience the rager this place turns into on the weekend. People playing their music incredibly loud at 3 AM with no respect for people who are obviously camping right next to them. Cool place, but never again on a weekend.

March 31st, 2021 Red Rock Canyon Area

One of our favorite boondocking sites we've ever stayed at. So close to the park and the red rocks are incredible! We were here all by ourselves for two nights and it was heavenly. Two bars of LTE on ATT. No amenities.

March 30th, 2021 quiet camping near I15

This place is fine for a night and easily accessible from the highway. Decent cell service on ATT. No amenities. Only downside is a lot of construction trucks driving down the dirt roads early in the morning.

March 30th, 2021 ORV Area Parking Lot

Tried to stop here for the night, but there are now a lot of “No overnight camping” signs all down this road.

March 27th, 2021 Dumpstation at the Lake Mead RV Campground

Dump station is open. Potable water and dumpster in the same pull-thru.

March 26th, 2021 Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino

Easy spot to overnight near the Hoover Fam and Las Vegas. Many other campers here. Quiet all night, but the helicopter tours start easy.

March 25th, 2021 Ehrenberg BLM land.

This place is okay. Expansive gravel area with plenty of room to find privacy. Nothing to write home about, but easy stop for the night as it is not far off the highway. No amenities. Good cell service on ATT.


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